A passionate collective of experienced filmmakers, photographers, editors, and writers.
Steve Unwin - Creative Producer, DOP & Photographer
Steve has spent over 25 years working in the creative industries, both locally and internationally. Using his wealth of experience, he has brought together a team of industry specialists who collectively hold an immense depth of knowledge and experience in promotional documentary making. Steve established the Media Production Department at Weta Workshop over twelve years ago. His time spent leading the department helped hone his skills and complimented his experience and knowledge of producing high-end promotional imagery and story-telling. He now brings these skills to his own company, Clockwork Creative.
Steve works as a creative producer bringing together and supervising projects. He also shoots a range of styles and subjects as DOP and camera operator and shoots stills on-set and in the studio. Steve will be the main point of contact for your project.
Simon Morton - Presenter & Producer
Simon Morton is a curious person. He presented and co-produced Radio New Zealand's consumer sci-tech programme 'This Way Up' for 13 years; in 2018 it won 'Best weekly or daily programme' at the NZ Radio Awards. He reports for the BBC World Service 'Click' programme. He's won a few gongs, including a Gold Medal for best social issues or current affairs programme at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2012 for the programme 'Broken River', and winner of best non-fiction book, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013 for '100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa'. He's presented and co-produced a number of TV shows, two series of 'Forensics NZ' (PRIME TV), 'Along for the ride' where he rides a bike around NZ (TVNZ One), 'Why We Buy'(TVNZ One), 'Use As Directed' (TVNZ 6/7) and 'Tales From Te Papa' (TVNZ 6/7 with a book version and educational DVD published).
Bridget Lyon - Editor
An editor for over 17 years, Bridget's work includes feature and short films, as well as documentaries. She worked at the SBS Australia Arts Channel for 3 years before moving to New Zealand and subsequently worked with Gibson Group on four documentary TV series. She has worked on the feature film 'Maya' (India and France). While working as an independent contractor at Weta Workshop, Bridget edited the majority of Behind-the-scenes featurettes and pre-theatrical trailers or 'Ghost in the Shell' for Paramount Pictures, 'Bladerunner 2049' for Alcon Films, and 'Krampus' featurettes for Legendary.
Amanda Mulderry - Editor
Amanda has over ten years of experience working in Editorial for film and TV, in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand. More recently she’s worked as an assistant editor on feature films, 'Mortal Engines', 'Ghost In The Shell', and as an additional editor for the behind-the-scenes material for 'The Hobbit Trilogy'. She’s also cut marketing material for Weta Workshop’s GKR board game launch and behind the scenes on 'Ghost in the Shell'. Earlier work includes cutting episodes of 'Living the Wildlife', a documentary TV series directed by Emmy award-winning cinematographer Colin Stafford Johnson, 'No Guts, No Glory', a documentary following a multi-sport adventure race in the west of Ireland and numerous inserts for long-running Irish documentary series 'Nationwide'.
Chris Williamson -Motion Graphics & 3D
A highly sought after, award-winning freelance commercial Artist, Chris creates work for clients in New Zealand and around the world. Primarily working in in Editing and Motion Graphics, Product Renders, Engineering Animations & Architectural Renders, he is known for his high-quality work and in-depth technical knowledge Chris has been in working in the field of computer graphics for 25 years and working in the 3D animation industry for over 15. He started in the animation industry as a compositor, motion graphics artist and 3D animator working on various New Zealand and Discovery Channel documentaries.
Stephen Allanson - Camera Operator & DOP
After a successful career as an assistant cameraman on commercials, TV drama and feature films (New Zealand, Canada and Australia) Stephen is now enjoying being a director of photography in various genres including factual work, drama and commercials. He loves to collaborate with a team or is comfortable working solo. Stephen is ready to shoot worldwide currently holding New Zealand, Australian and British residency and also has an R1 Journalist Visa for the USA. Stephen was the DOP on the 'Hobbit Trilogy' Behind-The-Scenes team.